SEMA: Hunter unveils updated labor-saving brake lathe
Hunter’s surprise release of a new automated brake lathe had dealers chattering at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last week.
Hunter hadn’t revealed it was set to unveil the new AutoComp Elite brake lathe, which those attending the show got to see in action for the first time.
The lathe features automatic compensation technology that directly determines the position of the internal plates, maximizing speed and accuracy without the need for the operator to intervene. Hunter says the result is “the fastest, highest quality brake job possible.”
AutoComp Elite includes Hunter’s patented Anti-Chatter Technology, which eliminates the buildup of vibrations that can occur when machining rotors at a fixed speed. The company claims that it “provides the smoothest possible rotor finish without the use of chatter bands or other cumbersome devices.” The machine also comes with BitMinder, which monitors bit life and recommends replacement to improve cut quality and reduce waste.
A seven-inch touchscreen provides a user-friendly interface that allows technicians to quickly look up required adaptors, operate the lathe (including changing cutting direction and speed), and even view instructional videos should the need arise.
For more information check out the Hunter website.